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Athena - #473T
(HY) 75 days. Top selling Eastern melon with gardeners and growers! It has everything: Superior taste and texture, early maturing, dependable yields, extended holding power on the vine and shelf, good shipper and disease resistance. 2-3’ spreading vine sets about 5-7 of the most super sweet, aromatic, succulent melons weighing 5-6 lb. Absolutely scrumptious firm thick salmon colored flesh with coarsely netted tough rind that resists cracking. Ideal shipper. Widely adapted. Pick at full slip for best quality. Intermediate resistance: Fusarium Wilt (Races 0-2), Powdery Mildew. About 19,200 seeds/ lb; 1,200 seeds/oz
Companions: Corn, pumpkin, radish, squash.
Allies: Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters bugs and beetles. Oregano provides general pest protection.
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